Mary Judson Straughan
Mary J. Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday September 29, 2013, surrounded by friends. She was born in Mebane on September 1, 1914.
She was the daughter of Luther Steven Straughan and Katie James Straughan deceased. She had one sister Jeter Burton Holt deceased. She is survived by numerous cousins, including Suzanne Dail Joey of Mebane; Teena Petree Charlie of Plano, TX; Jeter James of New Braunfels, TX. Her extended families: Barbara and Lee Mitchell of Durham; Sue and Fulton Paris of Burlington. Her special friends were Dianne Wallen, Linda Moore, Renne Little and Sheila Baker.
Mary J. worked in retail sales and as a buyer for Ellis Stone, Belks, and Jones and Frazier’s in Durham.
She was the oldest member of First Baptist Church of Durham and was a member of the Loyalty and Friendship class of the Senior Adult Sunday School Dept. and the Judy Hill Mission Group.
Mary J. enjoyed sitting on her porch surrounded by her flowers and birds. She loved her church, her friends, and playing cards with her canasta group. She lived a full life of 99 years.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 2 from Oakwood Cemetery in Mebane, NC. The Rev. Andy Winn will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Duke Homecare and Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704 or to the Norton Memorial Rose Garden, c/o First Baptist Church, 414 Cleveland Street, Durham, NC 27701.
The Straughan family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com. Select obituaries.